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Professor backs statement that God is racist, says ĎI have tenure. I canít get firedí
Daily Caller ^ | 7/23/13 | Robby Soave

Posted on 07/24/2013 5:45:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Anthea Butler, the Ivy League religious studies professor who called God a white racist after the Trayvon Martin verdict last week, doubled down on her statement and denounced the conservative media outlets that criticized her.

Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote a blog post for Religious Dispatches last week arguing that most Americans worship a “white racist god with a problem” who is “carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”

“As a historian of American and African-American religion, I know that the Trayvon Martin moment is just one moment in a history of racism in America that, in large part, has its underpinnings in Christianity and its history,” she wrote.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: education; racism
Al Sharpton in drag?
1 posted on 07/24/2013 5:45:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

And Obama claims to be black; he can’t be impeached.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 5:46:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

So that says if your black, you have total immunity for everything?

Tell me that isn’t racist.


3 posted on 07/24/2013 5:47:12 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: Progov
So that says if your black, you have total immunity for everything?

Yes, in the age of political correctness, that is true.

Tell me that isn’t racist.

Now why would you ask me to lie to you?

4 posted on 07/24/2013 5:48:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t care about the “white god is racist” bs this idiot is spewing but the “ I have tenure, I can’t get fired” attitude is repulsive.

If I were her boss, I’d find some way to get rid of her just for that attitude.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 5:50:54 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Progov

Ooooh... one caveat - a bit of change in the language can make all the difference in the meaning.

You don’t have to BE “black” to have immunity,
you just have to CLAIM to be “black” to have immunity.

I don’t remember who it was, but some pale brown gal received a music or acting award and claimed to be the first “black” woman to get it.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 5:51:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Personal Responsibility

tenure is stupid, especially if they work for the state/feds.

Every politician thinks they deserve tenure, every public employee. Its despicable.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 5:52:08 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SoFloFreeper

Her God may be a racist, mine isn’t. Perhaps she needs to reexamine her concept of God.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 5:53:18 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Progov

You can take the black out of the ghetto, you can educate them, you can give them jobs as professors, you can make them Reverends, you can make them millionaires, but you can never stop them from screaming racism, and pissing and moaning about how bad they are treated.

The Democrats may have the right idea.
Have blacks abort their children, become queer so they don’t breed, let them kill each other by the thousands in the large cities,and import Hispanics to do their work. Pretty soon they will be gone. Give Democrats credit where it is due, their plan may be working.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 5:53:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

Her entire life is an Affirmative Action charade. Some make work PHD paper and now a fat AA salary with no chance of getting fired.

Pray for America to Wake Up


10 posted on 07/24/2013 5:53:45 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Personal Responsibility

In a way, this woman is doing us a favor.
I suspected some “cosmic battle” aspect of this whole antipathy toward anything white movement.

She confirms it. “Acting white” is conforming to the Judeo-Christian norms based on God’s Laws.

It’s no wonder so many liberals of all “colors” have jumped on the anti-white bandwagon. It’s just another facet parallel to the anti-Semitism of history.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 5:53:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper
‘I have tenure. I can’t get fired’

There is no tenure on Judgment Day.

12 posted on 07/24/2013 5:56:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Thank God I got a great institution that takes care of me,” she said. “I have tenure. I can’t get fired.”

I wonder what god she relies on to meet her needs?


13 posted on 07/24/2013 5:57:15 AM PDT by blue-duncan
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To: SoFloFreeper

As always, educated blacks in high positions whine about the white man keeping THEM down.


14 posted on 07/24/2013 5:57:48 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: SoFloFreeper

True she can’t be fired - more the pity! - but I hope parents of prospective students and the alumni are seeing that they have a functional idiot as a member of the tenured faculty.


15 posted on 07/24/2013 5:57:59 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ah, thank (her non-existent) God for allowing her to demonstrate that 1) so-call “Ivy League” schools have completely jettisoned their standards, and 2) she is an illiterate bimbo who - were it not for quotas - wouldn’t be able to hold a job as a waitress.

If she’s a “professor”, then the Obamadork is an astronaut.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 5:59:39 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: MrB
So that says if your black, you have total immunity for everything?

If you want to find out who's in charge, find out who you aren't allowed to criticize.

17 posted on 07/24/2013 5:59:47 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SoFloFreeper
most Americans worship a “white racist god with a problem” who is “carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”

Then why was Zimmerman tried if Trayvon's death was an act of God...?

18 posted on 07/24/2013 6:00:52 AM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tenure can be revoked.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 6:00:58 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Rummyfan
but I hope parents of prospective students and the alumni are seeing that they have a functional idiot as a member of the tenured faculty

I'd argue that her words require more publicity because of this.

In academia, student retention and recruitment is #1. Always. If this idiot's commentary keeps just one student away, then she's a liability, not an asset. Sure, she has tenure, but there are always ways to get around that.

20 posted on 07/24/2013 6:02:30 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Thank God I got a great institution that takes care of me,” she said.

Therein lies the problem with many blacks: they require institutions to take care of them.

21 posted on 07/24/2013 6:04:20 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She’ll have the opportunity to say that to His face.

...Yikes...


22 posted on 07/24/2013 6:04:34 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: blue-duncan

“Thank God I got a great institution that takes care of me,” she said. “I have tenure. I can’t get fired.

&&&&

When I heard this professor say that she was being taken care of, my first thought was - doesn’t she realize that she is sounding like a person not in charge of her own life, and isn’t that what too many Americans with African heritage think is wrong with the white:black dynamic in our country.

She outs herself as one who enjoys being sheltered. Are all of the Board of trustees of the U of Penn. black? I don’t think so.


23 posted on 07/24/2013 6:05:07 AM PDT by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: MrB
Wasn't that Halle Berry? She's only slightly more black than Daryl Hannah.
24 posted on 07/24/2013 6:07:08 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Yeah, makes you wonder how she would define the “hardships” she endured because she was “black”...


25 posted on 07/24/2013 6:10:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If God is racist, then why did he create people of all colors?


26 posted on 07/24/2013 6:11:28 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who cares when a jackass or in this case, a Jenny brays.


27 posted on 07/24/2013 6:12:50 AM PDT by sport
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To: FrankR

People were probably of a rather homogeneous skin tone until Babel.


28 posted on 07/24/2013 6:13:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Venturer

Kinda like the old adage, You cam make a whore out of a lady, but you can’t make a lady out of a whore” goes


29 posted on 07/24/2013 6:16:02 AM PDT by sport
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To: SoFloFreeper
And that boys and girls is part of why tenure is stupid.
30 posted on 07/24/2013 6:16:19 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Shockingly ugly - inside and out.

31 posted on 07/24/2013 6:19:15 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Actually, on a clip played on Rush she said "god, little g" as distinct from the god (big G) that she worships.

If that makes sense. It's just racist clap-trap coming from the makeshift pulpit of academic "religious studies" (and presumably free from the usual charges of church/state entanglement).

Think of Tammy Fay Bakker channeling Sista Soulja.

32 posted on 07/24/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT by farsny
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To: SoFloFreeper
The professor is wrong...she CAN get fired.

Tenure can be revoked for things like professional incompetence, neglect of duty, insubordination, conviction of a felony or any offense involving moral turpitude ... or sexual harassment or other conduct which falls below minimum standards of professional integrity.

33 posted on 07/24/2013 6:22:10 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (I propose the segregation of Liberals from Conservatives!)
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To: Pollster1

That ‘do used to be known as a `bad explosion in a Brillo factory’.


34 posted on 07/24/2013 6:28:59 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

I never heard of an associate professor with tenure. Might be true, but normally tenure is only given to those reaching the rank of full professor. Also she is a moron if she thinks she can’t get fired. I’ve personally known several tenured professors who got the boot for one reason or another. If someone above you wants you out and the faculty council goes along with it, you are out.


35 posted on 07/24/2013 6:39:08 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: SoFloFreeper

But isn’t he acknowledging the existence of God? Can’t he be fired for that?


36 posted on 07/24/2013 6:42:36 AM PDT by Spok
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To: SoFloFreeper

Her UPenn students according to the few ratings of her at RateMyProfessor.com are decidedly unimpressed. She also gets a harsh review from one student at her previous gig at URochester.
I am intrigued by the lack of any mention of her time in Rochester in her current bio at UPenn. Does anyone have any info?


37 posted on 07/24/2013 6:56:03 AM PDT by bjc
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To: SoFloFreeper
‘I have tenure. I can’t get fired’

But you are NOT immune to "accidents", professor...

38 posted on 07/24/2013 6:58:20 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I have difficulty believing that an Associate Professor has ‘tenure’...


39 posted on 07/24/2013 7:07:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bmwcyle
There is no tenure on Judgment Day.

Bears repeating.

40 posted on 07/24/2013 7:08:30 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
fine..it may have tenure; what if she doesn't have a department to demagogue/spew..
defund it for six months, then reorganize it/calling it something different...

41 posted on 07/24/2013 7:14:01 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: MrB

If she has tenure pretty much she’s good to go. Sad but true.


42 posted on 07/24/2013 7:30:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Pollster1

Sideshow Bob's sister?
43 posted on 07/24/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
“Thank God I got a great institution that takes care of me,” she said. “I have tenure. I can’t get fired.”

I've got that Ivy League EBT
and big fat housing subsidy.
They gave me a college PHD
so I can spew hateology.

44 posted on 07/24/2013 8:28:46 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Once upon a time there was some respect for the Ivy League as being the seat of the intellectually elite.
But then they championed affirmative action in their student admissions.
Then they championed affirmative in their faculty selections.
In short, they've gone full tilt libtard.
And now the stupidity emanating from the Ivy League seems endemic, and not limited to affirmative action appointees.
Parents, think twice about being slave to inflated tuition to have your children brainwashed by these fools.
Check out this colossal jewel of ignorance courtesy of Princeton professorette "Dr." Imani Perry from yesterday's Free Republic news feed.
45 posted on 07/24/2013 8:29:50 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Until the board gets on the wrong side of her. Which it will.


46 posted on 07/24/2013 3:44:02 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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